I got a call this evening (Thu 24th) from the surgery asking me to come in to discuss my recent 24h tape, saying it's nothing to panic about but my GP has cleared a slot for me tomorrow morning 'just to be on the safe side'.
I am not panicking about the ECG results, but about what questions to ask the GP! It's a 10 min slot in a busy GP's day. (She's a great GP).
As I recently had a tech disaster and lost all my documents (which included all my prep for EP, all my notes &c regarding my AF and related health stuff), my mind has just gone blank!
So far, my questions for the appointment are: what's the problem, and what does she suggest?
I have no notes, (see above), a poor memory, and I panic when I have to communicate about something important, and often make a hash of it. Aargh!
I'm just wondering if anyone might have any ideas re sensible questions to ask.
I'm trying to identify issues that it could be, in order to prepare.
Some issues already identified on my Kardia reports, that might have shown on the ECG, include:
runs of ventricular ectopics with multiple morphologies, (but... I've seen Prof. Schilling on YouTube saying that ectopics (including ventricular ones), even if you have lots of them, are nothing to worry about in someone with a normal echocardiogram. So I don't let it bother me).
Or, my pulse could be going too low during sleep, as in daytime I have bradycardia, sometimes in the 40’s (since being on low dose bisoprolol).
I have been on bisoprolol since July (only 1.25 dose but it flattened me as I already have very low BP and other major problems with fatigue).
Despite the down-side, there are two benefits I get from bisoprolol. One is that my sleep is (generally) less wakeful, and the other is some (imperfect) relief from the very high pulse rates I get from PoTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).
I am hoping she doesn't tell me my pulse has been going too low at night and I'll have to come off the bisoprolol. Now that I am acclimatised to bisoprolol, I dread changing it because the PoTS is awful.
If she thinks of a different beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker, I am unprepared and too exhausted to look it up and absorb the info.
Well this is probably a mess, and I'm sorry about that, it's because I can't think straight (bisoprolol and PoTS).
My question is, are there any sensible questions I have overlooked?
Thankyou for reading this.